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The Committee to Determine the Validity of This Post

I'm sort of surprised by how much I love The Office. I did not intend for it to fill me with joy at its very existence.

My stomach hurts from laughing, you guys. All episodes should be an hour long. This wasn't just two episodes stuck together; this was an hour-long episode, and it felt like one.

And, er, just go read vonnie_k's post because it's bound to be better than mine. I was going to make a real post, but then she said everything nicely. Instead, I will just DVR through and note things that made me laugh really really hard.

Or I will comment on things! Like Pam's Christmas gift! Oh my God! I love her so much. And Jim! JIM. NO. I WANT TO SORT OF PUNCH YOU. EXCEPT I UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE TRYING TO DO. BECAUSE MOVING ON IS SOMETIMES GOOD IN LIFE. BUT GAH.

As we forward through a weird commercial with David Carradine, I'll note that I was surprised that Michael and Carol were still together, after the public proposal thing. But, hey, this way we got to see him dump him. And it is sad. Poor Michael.

Angela was fucking awesome this episode, basically. I don't usually like her. But she was even kinda hot sometimes.

You guys, I TOTALLY APPROVE of Pam and Karen being friends. Because it means TWICE THE PRETTY in the SAME FRAME. And then Jim makes the most confused and worried and uncomfortable face!

BELLY LAUGH ALERT:

"Then why are there two fliers?"
"I understand that this is confusing for everyone, let me explain. There's a party that starts at 3—"
"Right."
"—and there's a way more fun party that starts at 2:45."
"Right, and if you're interested in the way more fun party, all the info can be found here on our more brightly colored flier."

BELLY LAUGH ALERT:

"As ranking number two, I am starting a committee to determine the validity of the two committees, and I am the sole member. The committee will act on this now."
"Okay, this is stupid."
"Can you please keep it down? I'm in session. [sessions] I've determined this committee is valid."
"What? No! Wait wait wait: permission to join the Validity Committee."
[sessions]
"Permission denied."
"Dammit!"

So. Hilarious. It was like something out of Catch-22.

Ryan's excuses scene was good too, and then, in no time at all:

BELLY LAUGH ALERT:

"Bros before hos! Why? Because your bros are always there for ya. They have got your back after your ho rips your heart out for no good reason. And you were nothing but great to your ho, and you told her that she was the only ho for you, and that she was better than all the other hos in the world. And then...then suddenly she's not your ho, no mo'."

Could. Not. Stop. Laughing. Michael is so oblivious to what he's saying. All the time. It's hilarious.

And speaking of oblivious: OH, KAREN. HE'S CUTE. THEY WERE ENGAGED. YOU'VE GOT A LOT TO LEARN ABOUT THIS TOWN, SWEETIE.

I love Kevin and his "Double fudge brownies vs. Angela" monologue.

PAM GOT GOOSEBUMPS.

And then Jim can't move on! He can't change who he is! He's a prankster! How can he resist fucking with Dwight?

Oh, Phyllis so doesn't want to be at Angela's...meeting.

Dwight and Angela are so made for each other. It's pretty crazy like that.

And Pam! I love Pam so much! She's got a gooey marshmallow center, and she's always there to make her enemies feel better.

BELLY LAUGH ALERT:

HE MARKED HER. WITH A MARKER.

And Pam gave Toby a bathrobe! How can she be so nice? Will she marry me, you think?

The scene with Michael and Jim seemed, to me, almost like a deliberate mirror to "Booze Cruise," but they didn't make a literal callback, so I don't know. But OH NO JIM REBOUND?! Man, Jim, Karen doesn't deserve to be just a Rebound Girl. I do think this is something he comes to realize during the course of this episode, though; I don't think he's meant to treat Karen like a rebound or even viewed her as a rebound. He viewed her as Karen, but he knows he still wants Pam, but he also totally saw Pam reconnecting with Roy and OH NOES THIS IS ALL SO BAD BUT PERFECTLY REALISTIC AND NOT CONTRIVED AND ACK.

Also, Michael totally called Jan. Who the fuck else would he take to Jamaica? After having a rebound conversation? You don't take Todd Packer to Jamaica. I don't even understand how you could think that. Michael and Jan! Oh, man, that is one original element to the U.S. version they have gotten so much great mileage out of.

And during the credits, Jim embraces his destiny as Tormentor of Dwight! Oh man.

How is this show so good? It is craziness.
Tags: pimpings, the office, tv
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